Morris Road

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Morris Road is located in north-central Polk County just north of Baskett Slough NWR. Take 99W north out of Rickreall for three miles to Smithfield Road. Take Smithfield west for 2.7 miles to Morris Road.


Habitat and Birds

Open farmlands are the draw here. Some of this farmland is left fallow and can be too wet to cultivate. This provides some wild areas for birds. A bird list from this location might include Acorn Woodpecker, Western Wood-Pewee, assorted swallows, Bewick’s Wren, Common Yellowthroat, Savannah Sparrow, and Yellow-headed Blackbird. Say’s Phoebe’s are sometimes found along this road in the winter, and Western Kingbirds have been found very close by as well.